I have been teaching for twelve years. My first three years were in a fourth grade classroom. I have spent the last nine years teaching third grade. While in third grade, I have had the opportunity to train as a Literacy Coach with the Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University. As a Literacy Coach, I've worked with teachers in grades 3-6 to support their teaching of literacy. I have led many professional development sessions on reading workshop, writing workshop, poetry workshop and word study for my colleagues. I had the opportunity to teach a session at one of the Literacy Collaborative's summer workshops. I'm hoping to share my literacy experience with other dedicated teachers.